c-university-of-illinois-extensionJuly is Japanese Beetle Hunting Time


Start looking for Japanese beetles in your flower garden. These destructive pests are becoming very numerous in the North Shore. Not only will they eat all sorts of flowers during July and August but, their grubs will live in the lawn and, by eating grass roots, cause severe dieback.


Insecticide applied to the lawn in the spring may help. However, we highly recommend making frequent forays into the garden and knocking off the beetles into a jar of liquid soap and water. New beetles keep hatching out for weeks, so keep at this during July and August. Do your garden a favor and actively fight these pests!